Macron promises French fishermen he will ‘fight’ in Brexit talks – ‘We will NOT pay!’

President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to "fight" for French fishermen in the upcoming Brexit negotiations over access to British waters. Britain's fishing grounds are among the richest in the zone where a high proportion of the EU catch is hauled in, and regaining control of UK waters is a significant issue for Brexiteers.

French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Thursday that France would seek compensation if its fishermen are barred from entering British waters at the end of the Brexit transition period.  M Macron told several French regional newspapers: “I want to tell our fishermen that I will fight for them. If we do not get the same access as today, we will seek compensation.

“I will not let our fishermen pay for a British vote they could do nothing about."

source: Express

2020-02-21 23:11
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